Jennifer Barnes

Happy Feet

Help clients deck their heels with a nourishing pedicure
I kicked off this week with a holiday manicure and pedicure during a lovely mother-daughter spa afternoon in New York City. Both of our toes and fingers are now painted in bright red and plenty of shimmer. The Spa at Terranea Resort (Rancho Palos Verdes, CA) helps clients get in the spirit of the season with festive treatments too. Spa-goers...

Celebrate the Hospitality Industry

Learn how Noel Asmar recognizes spa industry all-stars
My holiday shopping is done and next comes my favorite part, wrapping! I can’t wait to dig into my pile of bows, ribbons, and colorful papers and celebrate. Noel Asmar , a design-driven company that provides uniforms, resort and fitness wear, and spa accessories such as candles and bowls, is taking time to celebrate everyone in the hospitality industry. Hotels,...

Eyelifts Second-Most Popular Facial Surgical Procedure

The eyes tell all, as they say - even your age. Due to the delicate, extremely thin skin around the eye area, eyes are generally the first facial feature to show signs of aging including dark circles, crow’s feet, and bags or swelling. These age-related changes have a huge impact on the appearance, making clients look and feel older and more tired than they really are. It’s no surprise then that Americans are dead set on disguising aging eyes. According...

Decadent Treatments

Check out this beach spa's mouthwatering holiday treatments
Just because your spa is in a tropical locale does not mean it has to miss out on the holiday comforts typical of a white Christmas and winter wonderland. Even beachside spas can create a festive atmosphere with themed treatments. Remède Spa at The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort (Nayarit, Mexico) has done just that with the Apple Cinamon Winter...

Roasted Chestnuts in Skincare

Discover the skin-healing powers of chestnut
Not only are chestnuts roasting on an open fire this season, they are also sneaking into skincare. This holiday ingredient tones up tissue to treat and help prevent wrinkles. In addition, the leaf of the chestnut has its own special powers—anti-inflammatory properties that work to prevent various skin irritations. It’s the perfect ingredient to help counteract the effects of winter’s...

Daily Exercise Counteracts Holiday Habits

Learn how daily exercise fights seasonal weight-gain
Since Thanksgiving I’ve put extra effort into my exercise routine thanks to a fun trial membership at a swanky New York City athletic club. After reading a new Journal of Physiology study completed at the University of Bath, I’m so glad I did. Researchers found that daily exercise will counter many of the long-term negative effects of overeating and inactivity,...

Pampering with Perks

Learn new ways to wow clients with unexpected extras
Last week I had an indulgent facial experience matching the opulent hotel spa I visited. I realized there are many small details that elevate a good treatment into the realm of extraordinary. Here's a few noteworthy perks that came along with my BioRadiance Facial (starting at $225, 50 minutes; $340, 80 minutes) at The Spa at Mandarin Oriental New York...

Holiday Makeup Tricks

Share this brow expert's ideas with clients for perfect holiday makeup
Many clients are looking to up-the-ante with their beauty routines for holiday parties. Celebrity brow specialist, Elke Von Freudenberg offered a variety of on-trend makeup tips to add a bit of glam this holiday season for your clients. She says, "The holidays are the perfect time to experiment a little, and make makeup look ultra glamorous and elegant. Think color,...

Power Lunch in Review

Get the inside scoop from the Repechage Power Lunch
I've quickly learned skincare companies know how to throw a party as well as they treat skin. Last week I was happy to attend the Repêchage 's annual Network Power Lunch – Champagne Brunch in the company's Seacaucus, NJ headquarters. President and founder Lydia Sarfati hosted the gathering to provide industry professionals with the tools to expand their spa business...

Pampered with Peppermint

Check out a holiday-themed massage from a New Orleans spa
Anytime of the year, I’m drawn to peppermint, especially in chocolate. In December this fresh minty aroma and flavor makes a big splash clients are sure to love. The Spa at Windsor Court (New Orleans) offers a Peppermint Aromatherapy Massage ($190, 80 minutes) for a total-body immersion in potent peppermint, a hybrid mint indigenous to Europe. It combines a relaxing...

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